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  1. Lung Cancer Drug Iressa Fails Test

    Dec. 21, 2004 - A lung cancer drug recently approved under the FDA's accelerated approval process has failed to provide any benefits for those taking it in a major clinical trial. The results of the trial, released last week, show that the lung cancer patients who took the drug Iressa did not live a

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  2. New Procedure Zaps Lung Cancers Away

    Dec. 1, 2004 (Chicago) -- A new outpatient procedure that zaps lung cancer is a safe and viable alterative to surgery and may be a better option for some patients. Damian Dupuy, MD, professor of diagnostic imaging at Brown Medical School in Providence, R.I., tells WebMD that this tumor-zapping appro

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  3. Pesticide May Raise Lung Cancer Risk

    Nov. 29, 2004 - A new study shows that high levels of exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos may raise the risk of lung cancer. The findings are published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used insecticides in the U.S., with a

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  4. Lung Cancer Vaccine Targets Tumor's Roots

    Nov. 1, 2004 (Vienna, Austria) -- A novel non small cell lung cancer vaccine that stimulates the immune system to attack tumor cells is helping people with lung cancer live longer, researchers say. Reporting here at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress, Charles Butts, MD, says that peo

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  5. Red Wine May Guard Against Lung Cancer

    Oct. 27, 2004 -- Red wine drinkers may get some added protection against lung cancer, according to Spanish scientists. However, that's not necessarily a green light to indulge, say the researchers, who included Alberto Ruano-Ravina of the preventive medicine and public health department at Spain's U

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  6. New Computer Device May Help Find Lung Cancer

    July 12, 2004 -- Early lung cancers are often difficult to find -- even with the help of a CT scan. But now the FDA has approved a new image analysis system designed to help find lung cancer on CT images in its early stages and hopefully improve treatment and survival. The system uses computer aided

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  7. Stigma Adds to Pain of Lung Cancer

    June 10, 2004 -- Lung cancer carries a special stigma that makes patients' life harder. The finding comes from a remarkable series of 45 highly personal interviews. The one-on-one sessions are part of Britain's DIPEx project, which provides Internet-based support for patients with a variety of illne

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  8. Men, Women Have Similar Lung Cancer Risk

    June 1, 2004 -- Women have no higher lung cancer risk than men, according to a worldwide panel of researchers. But both men and women need to quit smoking to improve their odds of survival, the researchers say. Their report appears in the June 2 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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  9. Genetic Key to Lung Cancer Drug Success Found

    April 30, 2004 -- A new discovery may soon allow doctors to target lung cancer therapy based on a person's genetic profile. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and until now no effective treatments have been available for the disease. A recently approved drug, Iressa, is th

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  10. Air Pollution May Up Lung Cancer Risk

    Dec. 3, 2003 -- City air can kill you: A new study shows decades of breathing air pollution may increase the risk of lung cancer. It's more evidence that carcinogens in urban air are toxic to our long-term health, writes researcher Per Nafstad, PhD, with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His

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